Japan jumps on the ETBE bandwagon

Kovac, Matt
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 33, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of Japan to introduce ethanol-based ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) into gasoline supplies in 2007. The move is part of a two-year trial to promote the use of renewable fuel and lower carbon-dioxide emissions, as part of Japan's commitment to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will use a mix of 8% ETBE and 92% gasoline in the test, to determine the fuel safety and whether petrol stations will be able to supply the product.


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